Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having strong appeal; enticing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That tempts, entices, or allures; attractive; seductive: as, tempting pleasures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective attractive, appealing, enticing
  • adjective seductive, alluring, inviting
  • verb Present participle of tempt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
  • adjective very pleasantly inviting

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Examples

  • Further tempting is the fact that many of those earlier bestsellers are available as free downloads at Project Gutenberg.

    Give a Hoot, Read a Book : Scrubbles.net

  • Further tempting is the fact that many of those earlier bestsellers are available as free downloads at Project Gutenberg.

    2008 June : Scrubbles.net

  • Sure was tempting from the 1000 yard line to take my M1A and bust some Rams on the Silhouette range to the left!!

    Bullets Do Odd Things at Different Ranges

  • When it comes to wishes about their own aging, denial is once again tempting to these elder care providers.

    Ellen Galinsky: Elder Care in 2010: Denial is Not an Option

  • With the ease and availability of the Internet, how tempting is it for high school and college students to "cut and paste" information without citing the source for their term papers and homework assignments?

    Ethics

  • Sure was tempting from the 1000 yard line to take my M1A and bust some Rams on the Silhouette range to the left!!

    Bullets Do Odd Things at Different Ranges

  • So tempting is this conflation, in fact, that in a later discussion of this very point, Jonah accidentally refers to “life” when he means “personhood.”

    So Far, I Have Not Found the Science

  • It may seem short term tempting, but I'm convinced these new liquor, cigarette and sodie pop surcharges are entirely the 180 degree wrong way to go.

    Will Durst: Saint Taxes

  • "It sounds tempting from a union point of view," Sandra Feldman told me of Finn's parallel approach.

    A New Deal For Teachers

  • "It sounds tempting from a union point of view," Sandra Feldman told me of Finn's parallel approach.

    A New Deal For Teachers

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